newly-installed Catanduanes PNP provincial director – Senior Superintendent
Eduardo G. Chavez – rose from ranks to earn his highest post before he retires
in less than two years.
less than the Bicol PNP regional director, Chief Supt. Jose Arne delos Santos,
presided over the turnover and installation ceremony for Senior Supt. Chavez,
who took over Aug. 18 from Senior Supt. Lito A. Pitallano. Also present during
the ceremony were Congressman Cesar Sarmiento, RTC Executive Judge Lelu P.
Contreras, PBM Sonny Francisco, Mayors Antonio Romano, Robert Fernandez,
Emeterio Tarin and Edna Bernal, Vice Mayors Edna Tomagan and Cesar Cervantes,
Councilor Natalio Popa, and the San Isidro Village barangay council.
native of Bulan, Sorsogon now residing at the EM’s Barrio near Camp Simeon Ola,
Chavez finished his criminology course at Bicol College and joined the Judge
Advocate General’s Office (JAGO) in Bicol as Constable 2nd Class.
Absorbed by the PNP, he eventually ended up with the Regional Intelligence
Directorate, serving as deputy director for a while until he was appointed
regional intelligence chief. Now 54, Chavez reportedly credits his early entry
into the police force for earning his highest rank in April last year.
his message, the new PD lauded Senior Supt. Pitallano for his numerous accomplishments
in the Catanduanes provincial police office and assured that he will replicate
these to the best of his ability. “I promise you, I will not fail you,” he
stressed as he thanked Gov. Joseph Cua, Cong. Sarmiento and the PNP regional
leadership for giving him the opportunity to serve Catanduanes. He also called
on the provincial and municipal leaders, the community and the PNP
rank-and-file to be his partners in doing his job and that of the PNP
his part, Chief Supt. Delos Santos congratulated Pitallano for his outstanding
stewardship of the Catanduanes PNP particularly through strengthening
operational and intelligence capabilities by placing and administering men
where they will be of much use and overcoming insufficiency of financial
support by networking with the community and political leaders.
Bicol PNP chief recognized Cong. Sarmiento’s contribution to the Catanduanes
PNP’s infrastructure development for his valuable support in securing funding
for the construction of new police stations in San Andres, Bato, San Miguel and
soon in Bagamanoc.
these in mind, Senior Supt. delos Santos urged PD Chavez to move forward in
delivering police services to the province with responsibility and
Senior Supt. Pitallano, who will join the regional staff, leaves behind
tangible accomplishments such as the renovation of the main PNP headquarters
building, provision of Internet capability, improvement of the firing range at
Camp Camacho, clean-up of the entire camp, and a more effective law
accomplishments must be seen, felt and experienced by the public; otherwise, we
must work double-time,” he said, expressing hope that he was able to deliver
what was expected of him.
He acknowledged the support and assistance of Gov. Cua, Cong. Sarmiento,
Vice Gov. Jose Teves Jr., Judge Contreras, the Philippine Prosecution Office,
the Philippine Army, local chief executives, and members of the media.
Pitallano left office with one notable accomplishment in his stint – the
resolution of all heinous crimes that occurred during his two-year tour of